#70 Edward Tenner (The surprising relationship between technology and societal changes)

  • 00:01:34 We were expecting the information and we got the enragement age. What Edward thinks of our Social Media landscape?
  • 00:09:02 What are surprising ‘revenge effects’ of technology in recent history?
  • 00:14:28 How close were the Romans in developing the steam engine? What impact do social developments have on our progress?
  • 00:23:23 What impact does technology alone have on innovation?
  • 00:27:10 Are information overload and increasing specialization two sides of the same coin?
  • 00:39:36 Will we see the return of the heroic projects (like the Suez canal)?
  • 00:56:35 Why did the communist innovation of the ‘5-Year-Plan’ succeed?
  • 01:09:25 What will happen when the ‘Rise of the Machines’ starts?

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Edward Tenner is an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture incl. The Future of Unintended Consequences. His latest book The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do is now available on Amazon.